Strategic Partnerships for the implementation of the Paris Agreement
To strengthen the India-EU cooperation on climate change the “Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of Paris Agreement (SPIPA)” project was funded by the European Union and German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV). The project contributed to the European Union (EU)'s climate diplomacy efforts and cooperation between the EU and India to implement the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership and to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The SPIPA project’s nodal partner ministry in India was the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
The SPIPA project had following key achievements:
- Organized three Youth Climate Conclaves: This conclave was envisaged as a competitive and educative mode of action, wherein youth from across the country came together to join hands and address the issues related to climate change.
- Supported revision of the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) for five states: The project provided technical advisory support for revision of SAPCCs of Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Kerala by engaging sectoral experts.
- The project organized Webinar on “India-EU Experience Sharing on Adaptation Planning and Implementation” on 30 June 2020.
- Four climate change learning labs for awareness creation and capacity building established at state level in Bihar (inaugurated July 2022), Kerala, Haryana and Gujarat (to be inaugurated).
- Capacity building and technical exchange of best practices between Indian and EU experts on modelling tools with four Indian low carbon modelling teams from CEEW, CSTEP, IRADE and TERI with Joint Research Centre (JRC), EU and IIASA was achieved.
- A webinar was organised on Market Ready Adaptation Technologies Tackling Real World Impacts of Climate Change Exchanges between EU, Indian and U.S. companies on 7 July 2022.
- Study on Enhancing climate resilient financing for MSME sector in India was prepared and submitted to Ministry of MSME.
- The project supported a pilot of Agricultural Demand Side Management (AgDSM) with grid connected solar pumps through DPR and investment prospectus preparation.
- Inputs for Industry transition roadmaps for Iron & Steel, Petrochemicals, Ammonia and Cement sector were prepared and submitted to MoEFCC as part of the Leadership Group on Industry Transition (LeadIT) initiative.
A detailed report of all activities implemented as part of the SPIPA project till August 2022 is available at: https://www.cecp-eu.in/resource-center